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    October 2, 2012
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team. the two presidential candidates prepare for the debate. mitt romney announced a new stance when it comes to illegal immigration. susan mcginnis explains. >> reporter: more than 5,000 people packed the space and air museum to hear romney on monday. colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population, and romney now tells "the denver post," he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first time he's expressed support for the act. here's what he said in los angeles recently. >> president obama created what he calls a stopgap measure. those are his words for children who are brought here illegally through no fault of their own. instead of playing politics with these children, i will pursue permanent immigration reform. >> reporter: the president's executive order is a shortened version of the dream act,
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legislation that would grant citizenship to the same immigrants under certain conditions. mitt romney has opposed the bill in the past. >> pledging, quote, if i were elected and the congress have passed the dream act, would i veto it? the answer is yes. >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among hispanic american voters. a new survey from the hispanic center shows why that's important. this year nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote that far exceeds the 19 million who voted in 2008 and most of those votes went to president obama. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win over the hispanic vote. >> the his pan innings have been -- hispanics have been hit disproportionately high. while the national unemployment is still above 8% and has been for 40 straight months, hispanic unemployment is at 11 prosecute. >> reporter: the two men could have a chance to discuss immigration face to face during
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wednesday's debate. in washington, susan mcginnis, cbs news. >> wusa9 is your go to debate station. if you just want the facts and no spin, this is where you need to be. we're teaming up with our media partner "u.s.a. today" to fact check everything the candidates say in real time. keep the tv on channel 9 to watch the debate. it starts at 9:00 p.m. and log on to wusa9.com, live fact checking in real time. stay with 9news at 11:00 for accurate debate coverage. taxes for nearly nine out of ten americans will rise by an average of $3500 a year if congress doesn't avert the so- called fiscal cliff. a study by the tax policy center finds the average tax bill will go up by 20% in 2013 if lawmakers allow a lift of cuts to expire at the end of the year. economists warn the tax cuts
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combined with automatic spending cuts could throw the fragile u.s. economy back into a recession. next month maryland voters will decide whether or not hundreds of students can afford to go to college. critics claim the dream act rewards illegal immigrants by giving them in state tuition rates. >> but supporters say it's only fair to give some people a path to fulfill their dreeps. >> this is a chance -- dreams. >> this is a chance for me to go to the university of maryland. >> reporter: he is a dreamer. >> to become a doctor and give back to society. probably i could be saving your life in the future. >> reporter: his parents brought him to the u.s. at 12. he graduated from kennedy high school, earned straight as at montgomery college, was diagnosed with bone cancer at 18. >> i want to save lives. my life was saved once. >> reporter: he says he could scrape together enough money to afford in state tuition at college park, but he says the out of state tuition charged
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undocumented immigrants now puts college out of reach. >> the tuition now is about $28,000 at the university of maryland. >> reporter: can you afford that? >> definitely i can't. i can't afford that. >> it's not a right that you go to college. my question is what are you doing here in the first time? >> reporter: bob is one of the critics who forced the dream act to the ballot. >> if they want to educate themselves, god bless them. >> reporter: it's tough to figure out how much the dream act would cost. montgomery county may have the most experience. it does not check students' papers. it just charges in county tuition for any student who has spent two years at a montgomery county high school. >> for us this idea really is a validation of what we already do. we don't anticipate a huge influx of additional students. >> this law will go down in
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flames in november. >> reporter: ricardo hopes he is wrong. bruce leshan, 9news now. >> two recent polls found about 60% of maryland voters support the dream act. just a third of voters oppose it. the occupy protesters call this a week of resistance and it resumes today with more demonstrations in and around the district. yesterday the occupy movement marked its one-year anniversary with demonstrations across the country, and in d.c., a few dozen demonstrators made their way through downtown disrupting traffic along the way. the objective of the moment remains the same they say. fight corporate greed and corporation as well. at 4:35, here's a look at some other things making news now. the walk guardian accuses an undercer f.b.i. agent of buying prostitutes for gun smuggling suspects with taxpayer money. there are also claims the prostitutes may have been under age.
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senator charles grassley is demanding answers from f.b.i. director robert mueller. the alleged trips to brothels were with prostitutes in the philippines. to reach the washington guardian's complete story on this, go to our website wusa9.com. american university students are being warned about a man fondling women near campus. in the last week four women have been attacked. all of the incidents happened in the 4200 block of massachusetts avenue between the berkshire apartments and ward circle building. the description of the suspect is vague. it's a man between 20 and 30 years of age, about 5'7" to 5'10" tall. he was wearing a dark hoodie and jeans. victims of child pornography may soon be able to receive restitution for the crimes committed against them. a federal appeals court ruled the victim of child pornography may have the right torecover money from people who have been convicted of viewing the abuse
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they suffered. the decision by the fifth u.s. district court of appeals differs from different rules and possibly sets the stage for a supreme court challenge. the multibillion dollar ponzi scheme carried out by bern if i madoff could have -- bernie madoff could have started as far back as the early 1970's. that's the claim in a rewritten indictment filed by new york proctors. the original indictment filed in 2010 alleged a conspiracy starting in 1992. the rewritten indictment has new charges against four long- time madoff employees and it's believed that investors loss roughly $20 billion in the madoff scheme. he's currently serving 150-year prison sentence. our time is 4:37. today is expected to be a wet autumn day. howard is back in two minutes to let you know how long the rain will stick around. >> are you looking for some holiday work? another retailer is looking to hire you. >> at 4:41, a popular seafood restaurant makes some changes
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to its restaurant. >> we're back with your weather first. grab that umbrella. we're back in about to minutes. -- two minutes. i don't spend money
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on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates
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appeal award two years in a row. ♪ welcome back. 4:40. your weather first on this tuesday morning. grab the rain gear. we have some showers out there, emily to the west -- especially to the west. they'll be heading to the met toe. fewer showers this afternoon. high temperatures will be between 75 and 80. i'll be back with the rest of the seven-day forecast in about five minutes. right now over to beverly farmer to find out if any of the showers are affecting the commute just yet. virginia wise no complaints really. virginia beltway road work got washed out but a couple of places they were still in place. 395 northbound moving smoothly as you making your way up toward the 14th street bridge. maryland accidents northbound 10 at furnace branch and westbound on route 100 right near the bw parkway. police with an overturned vehicle. give yourself the extra time this morning. your next timesaver traffic is at 4:47. mike, andrea, jessica, back to
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you. >> thank you, beverly. it's 4:416789 time for the first your money segment of the morning. >> jessica is here checking the numbers. >> good morning. wall street starts date after a nice strong gain for the blue chips. the market got a boost after positive news on manufacturing coming after several months of decline. the dow stands at 13,515. rose about 78 points in trading yesterday. down day for the nasdaq. off about three points. the s&p 500 was up by almost four. the new york attorney general's office has filed a civil lawsuit against jpmorgan chase. it says bear stearns created several acts of fraud. this is the first suit filed by the working group set up by president obama to prosecute alleged misconduct which contributed to the financial crisis. american express card holders, you could be in for a
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refund. the company must pay back $85 million for illegally charging late fees promising nonexistent $300 rewards and discriminating against applicants over 35 years old. 250,000 customers are being affected by this ruling. you will be notified if you are one of them. macy's is going on a hiring frenzy this holiday season. the retailer says it plans to bring on 80,000 seasonal workers. toys 'r' us and kohl's also recently announced plans to bring on more holiday help in the recent year. red lobster wants to attract the nonseafood lover. the restaurant chain is revamping its menu this month to include more dishes which cater to diners who simply don't want seafood. red lobster will offer more items which cost less than $15 to attract customers on a budget. getting a whole new look on the menu. >> wonder if a name change coming too.
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>> i think we're stuck with red lobster. i love red lobster. love the cheese biscuits. >> my mother loves those. they are good. thanks, jess. you have ever thought about getting the hpv vaccine for your child? if you're concerned about it, there's a new study that may ease some of those concerns. >> we'll have more on that story and your weather first when we return in two minutes. you're watching 9news now.
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welcome back. rain is a good thing. just ask nationals fans. they're now the nl east champions and celebrating. we celebrate weather. >> i think so. we're still seven inches in the hole rain wise for the year. going in the wintertime, let's just build up the aquifers and everything. all good. strengthen the roots and grass plants out there and everything else. yes, this is a good thing and it's the middle of the week. hopefully we won't be bothered
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so much on the weekend when we're running around doing our thing. here's the bus stop forecast. grab some rain gear before you head out the door because we do have scattered showers out there. heaviest stuff is west of d.c. now. that will be shifting toward the east over the next couple of hours. temps running from basically the upper 50s to the upper 60s so a lot milder than it has been and mugger than it has been the last couple of mornings. by noon 71. better chance the showers will be this morning. by this afternoon i think we'll see fewer showers as the axis of rain moves north and east of us. on the eastern shore, you may be getting it better this afternoon than let's say this morning. 77 by 4:00. high today i'm forecasting 78 with 74 degrees by 8:00 p.m. look at the rain since last night. last six hours here. now generally west of i-95 out toward west virginia. some heavier showers have really fallen into parts of the shenandoah valley and back toward southern west virginia. east of town, still relatively quiet here.
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we'll take you into winchester right now. back toward purcelville. you see these moderate showers approaching charles town at this hour. they even get heavier as you go from woodstock down south of route 7 here and getting south almost to 66. this is where we're seeing the heavier showers into fauquier county back toward sperryville. all of this lifting north toward front royal and up toward upperville and aldy. those areas will -- aldie. those areas will be seeing this moving in the next 40 minutes. down toward warrenton and culpeper, the more moderate rain shower. there's more rain behind that. 65 right now for washington with upper 50s in the shenandoah valley. fredricksburg is 64. we've got 67 degrees in prince frederick this morning. easton 64 and pax river naval air station 69 degrees. outside on our michael & son weather camera, cloudy skies, 65. sun rise isn't till 7:05 this morning. look at dew point up to 60. a sign of the mugginess that
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has come back. as a warm front lifts this way, you can see the showers and storms back into western north carolina, eastern gulf of mexico. this is headed for us for later this morning and toward the middle of the day especially. so today upper 70s to even around 80 with scattered showers and maybe even a rumble or two of thunder. for tonight we've got temperatures dipping into the 60s. tomorrow 84. and then thursday 82. actually it should be green all three days here. by friday, friday is going to be a decent day around 80 and a front saturday may bring us a shower. same story on sunday. it's 4:48. good morning, beverly farmer. good morning, howard. got to have the extra caution out there as we deal with the weather you've been talking about. the wet pavement, poor visibility. east on 66 as you make your way in from front royal headed for manassas and centreville, volume still light on 66 past 29 centreville on in toward falls church and rosslyn. no early issues there. no overnight construction to deal with virginia beltway.
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that's good news. traveling on 95 and 395, only building volume north of fredricksburg getting in through stafford county. 395 a good pace for the beltway up toward the 14th street bridge and downtown police report no incidents. ddot says everything checks in already. maryland drivers 270 growing volume south of frederick with all lanes open as you make your way to hyattstown. anne arundel county accident westbound 100 at 295. the bw parkway. that's a vehicle that rolled over. and route 10 northbound at furnace branch road, they're still clearing up a crash there. bw parkway northbound work crew was on the interchange with i- 195. if you're headed to the airport north 195 may be better. back to you. people who take statens to protect their heart may also be protecting their vision at the same time. there's a study at the university of michigan and it finds patients on staten are 8% less likely to develop
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glaucoma. researchers believe it may improve the blood flow to the eyes. kids who don't get enough sleep may be at a greater risk for heart disease later in life. canadian researchers followed 4,000 adolescents and found those who were sleep deprived were more likely to be overweight and have higher cholesterol and blood pressure than other kids. doctors say these conditions put them at serious risk for health problems down the road. some parents have been concerned about the safe the hpv vaccine. >> indeed. but doctors say there's a new study out that should reassure most parents. teresa garcia has more. >> reporter: alexis rubio's mother made sure her daughter was vaccinated for hpv when she was 15 years old. >> the doctor told my mom it could prevent cancer in the future and stds and my mom agreed to get it for my own health. >> reporter: the vaccine protects against human papilloma virus which can cause
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cervical cancer. merck fund add new kaiser permanente study that looked at nearly 200,000 girls and young women in california who received the full three doses of the vaccine and found it's generally safe. >> the vaccine helps protect you against that exposure to that infection which down the line can be a risk to you for different types of cancers. >> reporter: researchers found two possible minor side effects associated with the shot. fainting the day of the injection and skin infections within two weeks after. doctors hope vaccination rates will rise as a result of this study. the centers for disease control says only 35% of girls in the u.s. got the number of recommended doses last year. hpv is a common sexual infection. the cdc is now recommending both girls and boys get vaccinated. alexis didn't have any side effects. >> it hurt when i got the shot but i had no later symptoms at
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all. >> reporter: alexis says for her the small moment of pain is worth knowing she's protected against hpv. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. >> the hpv vaccine does not protect against all types of cervical cancer. the cdc recommends vaccinated women still get screened for cervical cancer. a virus may be able to stop an aggressive form of breast cancer. doctors at stanford added a tumor fighting protein to a harmless virus and gave it to mice with triple negative breast cancer. they found the virus was able to infect cancer cells and deliver the protein killing tumors. about 20% of breast cancer cases in the u.s. are triple negative. researchers are now planning tests on people. as you know, october is breast cancer awareness month and last night the white house was awash in pink. yesterday president obama encouraged americans to join in activities dedicated to raising awareness and early detection.
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the american cancer society estimates 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the u.s. nearly 40,000 women die of the disease. if you're just waking up, good morning. time for the question of the morning. >> 85% of the people who own this never use it. is it a, a treadmill, b, an oven, or c, a piano. >> log on to our facebook fan page. we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer during our 6:00 show this morning. we'll be right back.
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4:55. grab the rain gear. we've got some showers out there. maybe even getting a rumble of thunder. the heaviest stuff will be between now and 10:00 with fewer showers in the afternoon. temps between 75 and 80 degrees.
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let's check in with beverly farmer. she has a look at timesaver traffic. good morning, howard. the wet paicht is going to slow -- pavement is going to slow folks down but pretty much obstacle free coming out of freed ricksburg to stafford -- fredricksburg to stafford county. the next check of timesaver traffic comes up at 5:01. back to you. >> thank you, beverly. it's 4:56. if you drive a gm vehicle or honda vehicle, we have two recalls to tell you about. a faulty fuel pump is now prompted general motors to recall 40,000 cars and suvs. g.m. says the pump cracks and can cause a potentially dangerous fuel leak. the models affected are the 2007 to 2009 chevy cobalt, the 2007 chevy equinox, the 2007 through 2009 pontiac g5, the 2007 pontiac torrent and 2007 saturn ion. honda is recalling about
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600,000 v6 accords. faulty power steering hose in the mid-size cars can leak and potentially cause a fire. the 2007 -- 2003 through 2007 model years are involved in the recall. the automaker says it's going to replace the hose for free but the parts are not going to be available until next year. comedy writer and producer seth mcfarland has been named host of the oscars in 2013. most americans know him as the creator of the family guy. the academy says they chose him because of the success of his big screen directial day -- directorial debuts. the comedy was one of the largest grossing films of the year making more than $400 million. they're hoping to attract the young ones, too. >> i saw the commercials for this movie and thought it was never going to do well. then i went to see it and laughed my tail off. >> you and jessica both loved it. imagine being able to control your computer with just
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swiping your hand or wiggling your fingertip sphs. >> that vision is not too far away. we report on how you might be able to finally put your mouse to rest. >> reporter: 3-d motion sensing technology tracks all ten fingers down to the tiniest wiggle. >> very fast in responses. it's not just good for big motions like this but also for very, very tiny motions like this. that's just one centimeter right there. it's easy. >> reporter: thousands of developers around the world will start creating their own applications for the leap in the next two months. the uses are wide ranging. from simple web browsing. >> put your hand forward and grab the website and sort of flick it. >> reporter: to grabbing and rotating complicated data sets and navigating maps all threatening to rendering your mouse obsolete. >> i'll zoom in and walk up over here. now we're at san francisco here and this is our office space right there. >> reporter: the leap connects to your computer through a usb
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port and uses cameras and sensors to detect motion. >> it's a fundamental transformation of the experience of interacting with the computer. >> reporter: consumers will be able to get their fingers on the device next year for about 70 bucks. the leap c.e.o. is betting it won't take a leap of faith for folks to wiggle their way into the new technology. >> we're really excited about it. people building great games, people building great stuff for scientists and researchers and even great ways for everyday people to change the way they interact with their web browser. there's going to be an application for everyone. >> reporter: when there is, your computer mouse might officially become extinct. in san francisco, cbs news. >> just swipe your hand and here we are. good morning. you're watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. >> tom cruise did this in a movie years ago. minority report. a lot of movies have had that sort of sc